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We make movies to celebrate people’s lives
Key elements of a Life & Times movie
You can include anyone in the film that you wish. Whoever can add value to the production should be considered for inclusion. This will include family members, close friends, colleagues and associates. You may wish to go back over many years to interview people with whom there has been little contact for some time. For example, school and college friends.
To support the film we can bring in archive footage from old videos and photographs. At our research meeting we can discuss what archive media you have and if there is anything that you would particularly like to see in the film. For example, old school photos, wedding videos etc. It should be noted that archive footage will not look great on the big screen but in context it should work fine.
We are sure you will agree a Life & Times movie production will benefit greatly when it includes the very best music and particularly when it evokes special memories and emotions. We are able to edit the movie with any music you like. This is because the film is not being shown to a public audience. It will not be shared online, but only to your private selected audience via DVD or the main cinema event. Life and Times have a PRS license that covers the use of any popular music within our productions as long as we adhere to these guidelines of private viewing only.
A Life & Times movie is a huge opportunity to gather together the best memories and most interesting stories from someone’s life. Told from the perspective of friends, family and colleagues the narrative will be especially entertaining for everyone involved.
Our lives are made up of many events, some of which have a special meaning and sometimes it’s more about the location than the event. Our films can take you on a journey through time, paying tribute to the events and places that matter most.
During the research process we will discuss with you everything about the individual to help get a picture of who they are and what makes them special. Every movie is different, so we are always looking for ideas as to what unexpected elements could be included to add value to the overall production.
To add a touch of broadcast flair to the movie we often recommend using a professional presenter. They can help to narrate the story and link it all together. We have a wide range of presenters that we work with some of whom are well known faces from television.
A Life & Times movie is the perfect gift. If you know a unique and colourful individual who is about to reach a major milestone this could be what you have been looking for. For example, a 60th birthday or a 50th wedding anniversary for a special couple.
Also, a significant retirement could provide the ultimate platform for a Life & Times movie. A Life & Times Production is compatible with any large hi-definition cinema screen, which means you can hire any cinema in the country for an exclusive private event.
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Research and Planning
Once you have decided to go ahead with a Life and Times Production we need to set a date for a research meeting. We will discuss the individual, their history, lifestyle, values, hobbies and interests. This is the ideal time for you to provide details of all the people you wish to include in the film.
Any old movie footage and photographs that you want weaved into the movie should also be highlighted. Funny stories and unusual character traits should be shared, and of course very important to the final movie production, their favourite music.
Making the Movie
A Life & Times movie can be made up of many things. In the main it will include interviews with friends, family and colleagues. Stories, loving memories, emotive moments, good times and laughs will be shared. In addition, we will bring in archive footage from old videos and photographs.
We can visit locations that spark particular memories, add your favourite music and anything else that you feel will add value to the production. We can even include a presenter to help narrate and bind the story together. You can select a presenter from our extensive portfolio, many of whom are recognised household names.
The Event and Beyond
This is the big moment everyone has been waiting for. The movie premiere can be screened in Dolby stereo on any hi-definition cinema screen for a celebratory event that people will talk about for years. If you would prefer something more intimate and have your own in-house cinema room then that can easily be accommodated. Also, many luxury Hotels have small cinema screens, which would be ideal for an occasion where guests need to be catered for.
After the movie event your guests will no doubt want their own DVD copy of the film. We can provide these as part of the package.
Do you know someone who would be ideal for a Life & Times movie?
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